What's the best lube for men? What's the best lube for masturbation with a pocket pussy? We'll try to answer these questions for you, but the answer might not be less straightforward than you might expect.
Western versus Japanese masturbation lube
There are many differences between East and West, and surprisingly, lube is one of them. Most lube you can buy in the USA or in Europe is fairly runny, and many popular brands are based on silicone or other oils, which may damage sex toys over time. Lubes from Japan, Korea and China tend to be thicker; more like a syrup or a gel, and are almost always water-based. They also tend to have simpler recipes with fewer ingredients, which means they are much less likely to irritate your skin or trigger allergies.
The best lube for masturbation and onaholes: viscosity and why it matters
One of the most important aspects of a personal lubricant is its viscosity. Lubricants with low viscosity are thin and runny, like water, and lubricant with high viscosity act more like a gel. Which one you prefer is highly subjective, and depends not only on your personal taste but also one the onaholes you are using - if you are using one, of course.
Runny/low viscosity lubricant
+ Easily spreads to the back of your onahole
+ Won't "cover up" textures; you can feel every detail
o Makes simulation more intense
- Leaks out more easily, making a mess
- Dries more quickly
Thick/high viscosity lube
+ Stays in place very well, doesn't leak out
+ Feels natural
+ Doesn't dry out quickly
o Makes stimulation less intense
- Can "cover up" subtler textures like microridges
- Can be hard to get to the back of an onahole
So what's the best lube for a pocket pussy?
So which lube is the best? As you can imagine, rather than having one, all-purpose lubricant, you might end up having more than one and picking one depending on your mood and which pocket pussy you want to use. Combining a tight, intensely textured onahole with a thick lubricant will mellow it out a little, while using a low-viscosity lube will ramp up the stimulation even further.
If you're having a hard time deciding between the different lubes, something like TYO or Onatsuyu is good to start with. They are a little thicker than most European lubes but this makes them very well-suited to use with an average onahole.
Other factors to consider
While viscosity is one of the most important factors to consider, it definitely isn’t the only one.
Ease of useThe way a personal lubricant smells can greatly affect how much you like it. Many people prefer a lube with no smell, like TYO, but you can also consider going for one with an explicit smell. After a while you’ll have trained yourself, and the smell alone will get you aroused. Want to know more about smells? Check out our erotic perfumes.
A bottle with a pointy spout makes it much easier to apply lube into the opening of your onahole. Of course a Lube Launcher is even better!
Oil, silicone or water-based lube
For use with onaholes and other male sex toys a water-based lubricant is the way to go, since oil-based or silicone-based personal lubricant can damage your sex toy and shorten its lifespan. At the time of writing we only sell water-based personal lube, but please read the product description to make sure. Water-based lube comes in a wide variety of types, from runny like water to a gel-like consistency.
The aftermath: cleaning up lube
Water-based lubricant can be removed with plenty of lukewarm water and some mild soap or toy cleaner. If you want to make cleaning your onahole even quicker and easier, check out our pocket pussy cleaning products.
Do you want to know everything about all kinds of lubricant for masturbation? www.sextoycollective.com has a nice deep dive into lube science and the 101 on how all the different lube ingredients work.
The video below shows you one of our most popular lubes and it will give you a good idea of what a thicker, Japanese-style lube looks like and how it behaves.